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Martin Frobisher Sr.

1870-1936

Frobisher was born in New York and was a descendant of a famous 16th century English explorer of the same name. His son, Martin Frobisher, Jr., received his Sc.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1925 and later served on its faculty and that of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The senior Frobisher spent his career in the retail clothing business until his retirement, when he devoted his time to his avocation of painting.

Frobisher was a treasurer of the New Rochelle Arts Association and a past master of Tuscan Masonic Lodge in Englewood, New Jersey. He painted a posthumous portrait of William H. Welch, which his son donated to Johns Hopkins’ Welch Medical Library. He also did a posthumous portrait of Louis Pasteur, which his son donated to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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